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Jane Recker is a former Chicago Sun-Times intern.

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1 still missing Sunday in Waukegan plant explosion

A worker, Allen Stevens, died Saturday, while authorities sought 3 missing victims, recovering 2. The search for the remaining victim resumes Monday.

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2 in custody after hit and run with stolen car

60-year-old woman whose car was struck by the stolen vehicle was taken to Little Company of Mary hospital in good condition, Chicago police said.

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Longtime Ald. Pat O’Connor loses in 40th Ward runoff to political newcomer

O’Connor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s floor leader, acknowledged last month that losing the race was a real possibility.

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Hundreds help Art Institute ring in 125th year with historic photo re-creation

More than 400 Chicagoans crowded onto the museum's western steps, as depicted in an 1893 photo, to help mark the museum's anniversary.

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Day 5 of charter school teachers’ strike: Class-size dispute holding up deal

Striking Acero teachers and the charter network's executives still remain far apart on class-sizes and salary increases, leaders said Saturday.

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Democrat challengers Underwood, Casten beat GOP incumbent Reps. Hultgren, Roskam

The two suburban Democrats on Tuesday night rode the "blue wave" that's expected to take control of the GOP-led U.S House.

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Why Chicago-area high school students are leaving Illinois for college

Illinois’ high school grads increasingly have gone out-of-state for college in recent years. Students and high school counselors talk about why.

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Amazon Go rolls out cashier-less shopping in the Loop

The convenience mart at 113 S. Franklin St. will be the only one outside Seattle operating without cashiers - and the fourth nationwide.

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Park District headquarters, 200 workers moving to Brighton Park

In addition to an administrative building, the new location will feature a field house, playground and spray pool and three artificial turf fields.

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Sun-Times journalist Kathy Chaney to receive Studs Terkel Award

The award recognizes journalists who go above and beyond in their coverage of Chicago’s diverse communities.